Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
The Ram and the Virgin Can in One Person Do Creative and Effective Moves in Duality on this Planet
So,what is a Rising Sign?
Its NOT Just where the Sun is...Its also the Hour of Your Birth...Combined with Your Sun Sign.
There are 12 Rising Sign Possibilities, and they are the signs acting in a specific role
OK. There are 12 basic Sun Signs, and they are clustered around your 24 hour day. The planets Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. As the planets move they take their positions around the circle. When you are born, you are tagged within the 30 day "sign". So, let's say you are an Aries.
When you awake, you catch the sun's morning rays, at sun set, the earth keeps spinning for its next turn ---- THE RISING. But as the earth keeps turning EACH 2 HOURS, a new sign "appears" at the EASTERN HORIZON. Babies are certainly born, ANY TIME.
My eldest was born in 1971 as a Virgo. He was born at 6:31 AM. SO, his Rising Sign is Virgo Rising.
My second was a darling girl --- a Cancer. She was born at 8:30 PM on a hot summer night. When Daddy picked her up and kissed her, what was on the Eastern Horizon? In the dark, right out there --- Aquarius. She had Aquarius rising.
Just What is the Divine Doing?
What is the Divine Doing? Making you a more specific, more clearly specialized individual. It is the HOUR of your birth that determines where your Mars in Leo (as a supposed example) is to be placed ----- in the 12th house the 8th house or the 4th house.
What are the HOUSES? There are 12 houses. Imagine 12 aspects of life -- Home Health, Travel, Career, Hopes. I won't list all 12 here, but where your planets INFLUENCE you is the House it sits in.
Imagine a CIRCUS WHEEL. On a given day the planets are in their position in one of the 12 seats. when you are born, at that moment, the Circus Wheel STOPS.
There! Right then in that moment. TAKE A SELFIE IN YOUR MIND'S EYE! YOUR SPECIFIC IDENTITY FOR THIS LIFE TIME HAS BEEN EMBLAZONED IN THE HEAVENS. Your chart has been set!
Where is the Rising Sign at the Circus Wheel? As a baby, you don't know. A Doctor or a Parent has to tell you later in your life, OR IT IS DOCUMENTED.
The Rising Sign has to be determined. At the 1st House, you "mathematically" turn the Circus Wheel, and the placing of that Rising Sign determines WHAT HOUSE receives the energy, significance, (aspects) of that placement. Your "Mars in Cancer" or your "Jupiter in Scorpio" goes to the right house.
So, you see how your individuality AND your chart gets determined by your Rising Sign.
In doing interpretations for people I have always used this TWO LENSES approach. Think of the Sun and Rising as your INNER and OUTER persons, your PRIVATE and PUBLIC self.
In the "old days, before computers, the first thing an astrologer would ask was:
"What is the Day of your Birth dearie? And what was the Hour of your Birth? Find out from your Momma, to make this the best Horoscope it can be."
Aries and Virgo - Strike a Balance in Contrasting Modes and Styles
Air and Water not Involved
Fixed not Involved
Being an Aries Sun Virgo Rising Can Be Less Complicated Than the Virgin Might Think.
Aries, your Virgo outer self might try to make you seem too perfect. But then, you are not known for many self-doubts anyway, are you?
Carrying on this theme, Virgo freely offers "Corrective Advice" to others in complete open faced honesty. Since Aries always brims with Self Confidence, this could make your "dual self" a poised and self-possessed soul.
But don't feel too sorry. After all, having a sense of perfectibility means that your strong inner self and your highly developed keen eye for others faults will hold you in good stead. Just be aware that if you honestly try not to offend others, it can do you some real good and it will build social credits for your admittedly excellent self.
VIRGO AND ARIES WORKING TOGETHER
Virgo has a highly detailed mind and carries internal standards and unexpressed mores that guide them through their daily battery of its duties. They are naive and innocent. If you, with a Virgo style, step back from your exacting nature, you can attempt to make your approach a bit more like your smiling Aries ego.
In your naivete, you can attempt to erase just a little bit of your childish views of others' errors. Your "innocence" lets you in your Virgo way to be to free wheeling with your observations.
All of this however, if you adopt a cooler mellower way can allow you to cloak your criticisms, and allow Aries, also in a tamer way, to win your day through all of your challenges.
How do you Effectively Blend your Aries and Virgo Selves?
Being an Aries Sun Virgo Rising Is a Challenge for Your Outer Personality and a New Identity! Virgo doesn't like combat, and Aries is tougher than anybody. So what does that mean? Simply that the Aries should surrender to their more innocent partner! This is a working partnership in our increasingly complicated world.
Aries Sun and Virgo Rising
So, there you sit in the burst of Spring time! But look at the complications in Spring that enliven your vitality.
The RAM sits upon the end of winter. Having come to a screeching halt, the Vernal Equinox begins, the Ram, to say the least, is animated! However, cold snaps come and Spring snow can surprise. Animals are bursting into the traffic lanes of streams and fields and rocky ledges and melting ice. Then dry hot suns beckon plants and creatures up and out into the great expanses of nature.
Ancient Astrology says that the Virgo personifies the Virgin Birth. That sounds intriguing, but what could it mean? People characterize "virginity" with pureness and virtue. In other words, they don't want to hurt you when they ask you to clean up your act. Again, naivete symbolizes a sweet heart uttering a "not understood" criticism.
NATURE tends to bestow in abundance. But no one comes home at the end of the day and says "Man, I have too much."
"Lions and Tigers and Bears" can be what they are, but we are conscious human beings. We are over-equipped, but we have not come close to discovering our Divine Given Horsepower!
If an Aries can mellow out, just a bit, and allow his Outer Virgo to cover complications with a less tense hand than he would usually have, maybe the TWO of you as ONE could be the Real Winner you want to be!
From these two descriptions, you will see how you can be more like your CORE. And counterbalancing, harmonizing and retrofitting can begin in earnest with a long happy look to the future with your loved ones, friends and family.
William from N on March 04, 2020: